Big Daddy IPA | Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

BA SCORE
84
good
1,385 Ratings
Big Daddy IPABig Daddy IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
California, United States
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Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Big Daddy IPA is a hop-head's delight, a generously dry-hopped yet surprisingly drinkable American-style India Pale Ale. Poured into a standard American pint glass, the beer is a golden straw color, with tight carbonation and a slightly off-white head that leaves a lovely lacing. The aroma is floral, fresh grass, pine needles, grapefruit, and a some subtle notes of fresh bread.

Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 10-02-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,385
Reviews:
484
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
12.33%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
318
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,385 |  Reviews: 484
Photo of Johnny_Muir
4.43/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

12 ouncer poured into pint glass. Now this is a session IPA. One of the most balanced IPA's I've ever had. This is my second beer from Speakeasy (Tallulah EPA the first), and I must say they make some excellent brews. Bottle art is pretty awesome too. Cheers!

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Photo of mralphabet
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. poured into Sam Adams perfect pint glass

A: Poured a nice amber color with very little carbonation. Good fingers worth of head that settles to a very thin layer with pretty nice lacing from start to finish.

S: Very piney hops right up from a very slight sweet malt.

T: Very much like the smell... Very strong piney hops right up front with a very slight sweet malt. Finish is warm and bitter...

M: Mid-bodied with a very light carbonation. The ABV is present with a little warming to it. Not much balance here.. Hops Hops Hops.

O: (Note: I'm not much of a IPA guy)It is a straight up IPA... Lots of more hops than malt here... Overall not a bad IPA, pretty average for the style.

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Photo of avisong
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Adkins1203
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of rodlavers
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of BeerNDoggerel
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of MSL94
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of PA-hunter
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured bottle into glass. 6.5% abv

Appearance- Clear medium amber with thick white head. Moderate carbonation.

Smell- A pretty good mix of grapefruit citrus along with aromas of pine and grass.

Taste- An initial taste of malt-like biscuit flavor followed up by a blast of hop bitterness. The hop taste is quite fresh and lingers for awile. Traces of some sweet undertones mixed in as well. Hops dominate the flavor.

Mouthfeel- Creamy in body. Finishes dry.

Overall- A generously hopped IPA for sure. Does not have the complexity of some IPA's but nobody could say this beer lacks hops. Still has nice balance and is smooth as is typical of West coast IPA's. A well done brew!

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Photo of mattmarka1
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Eindacor_DS
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Oaktown2017
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of notchucknorris
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of csmartin6
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of cubsfanjace
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of ralerwen
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of isaackaiju
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Braz
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Jotora
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Jwale73
2.91/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Courtesy of bstyle. 12oz. bottle served in an American Pint. Bottled on 09.26.13 indicated on the label. Pours a translucent orange-gold with a loose, half-inch, cream-colored head. Nose expresses citrus zest and perhaps a hint of tangerine. Taste expresses bitter citrus zest, light malts and a slightly metallic flavor towards the back and a trace of wet cardboard. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a prickly carbonation and a slight acidity. Same impressions as my review of Prohibition Ale - not sure if it's a bad bottle, old bottle or just a bad beer, but not something I need to try again any time soon. At least it looks nice in the glass.

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Photo of bnes09
4.06/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bright orange color and mostly see-through. Luscious head remains throughout the entire drink. Leaves behind solid and everlasting patches of lacing.

Buttery, biscuity malt aroma. Citric hop aroma smells like artificial fruit flavoring. Pinesol and menthol as well.

Solid malt character, rye and wheat. Dry hop bitterness, citrus, pine and menthol. Hint of honey. Well balanced.

Sturdy medium body and lively carbonation helps bring the flavors to life. Plenty of malty texture through out. Dry, refreshing finish.

I'm impressed with this one. The subtle honey sweetness really adds to the experience. With so many IPA's out there today, it's tough for a single one to stand out but this one does the job.

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Photo of vhmf1978
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of corybrysonkick
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of ArmedsouthernEr
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of bmwats
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of Neorebel
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Big Daddy IPA from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
3.73 out of 5 based on 1,385 ratings.
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